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Old 03-06-2015, 09:19 PM   #21
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Welp went to go visit the momma bear, drove down there still no boost and slight hesitation/misfire while driving.

Didn't swap plugs yet but I did realize why there was no boost, apparently my intercooler piping came loose, so it was just hanging on, went to get some clamps trying tightened that down and instant boost! Spool up is pretty much instant so I had to be careful the whole way home cause it was so easy to get into boost. The sound alone is an addiction.

However the little boost I got into, did just dump fuel and AFRs go straight to 10 so will adjust.

I did however get some goods in the mail!

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Catch can, oil cooler, and some ARP studs (I already have 8)

So I really need to put that Torsen in but for now I'm learning the tuning game now so it all continues.
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Welp after swapping plugs regapping to .30 made no change.

Also I guess when the boost actually gets into it I barely feel anything so I'm going to check timing just to make sure it's not off by a tooth.

I did however reload the 1.6l base map and just adjusted my Afr target to reflect boost. Startup is a bit sluggish once it's running its running.

The hesitation while driving has gone down a lot, no jerking when driving down the street.

So after I look at the timing if that makes no difference I will post a log and see what you guys fully think.

On another note I got my goodie bag from Project-G.

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Just need to get my front bow back from my buddy and I can put that on there.
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Old 03-12-2015, 06:18 PM   #23
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I highly advise on removing the turbo blanket. Setup metal around the turbo or shield the other components. Possibly swaintech coat the exhaust side.

Just found out my gt28 is on it's death bed due to heat (PTP T25 Blanket)

There are discussions via these forums on blankets.
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I highly advise on removing the turbo blanket. Setup metal around the turbo or shield the other components. Possibly swaintech coat the exhaust side. Just found out my gt28 is on it's death bed due to heat (PTP T25 Blanket) There are discussions via these forums on blankets.
I'll have to take a look, it's new so far, but this is honestly a temp turbo, long term goals are a gt2871 but in no rush. I covered a lot of stuff from heating with some heat wrap so far but can't hurt to add more.

Appreciate the heads up bud!
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What braces are those under fender?
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Garage star Braces

Good work CBM, let me know how those seats fit(your waist/lat/shoulder dimensions would help tremendously.) My Buddy Club seats are much too tight.
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Yuppers like Jeff said Garagestar Fender Braces

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Garage star Braces Good work CBM, let me know how those seats fit(your waist/lat/shoulder dimensions would help tremendously.) My Buddy Club seats are much too tight.
Appreciate it, loved your build there Jeff. Still read threw it all the time. As far as the sparco sprint is the driver seat so it is very snug, my waist is about 31 it's snug but I can still move if I need to. The f200 can pinch your shoulders a bit but it's not bad which is why that is my passenger seat, I have yet to put it in yet.

Just been focusing on tuning so far.
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Went for a drive just to diagnose this hesitation
Seems to happen more or less at cruising speeds in between 40-50mph. Afr shoot lean car slows a bit then comes back.

Making me wonder if it's my injectors that may be clogged, after I put the turbo on besides the obvious stuff put on, injectors were switched. The car ran fine pre-turbo. May swap back to stock injectors for a day and stay out of boost but see if it makes any difference.

Idle way better then it's been after swapping back to base map and changing the required things for boost.

However still took the car out for a small drive, seems better under load just when cruising is when I notice it most. When not leaning out the AFRs are where they should be so we will see next week, but I do have some goods on the way too.

The day trip "the bumper was finally put back on today."

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Welp a few things, the bumper is back on. So it doesn't look like that thank God anymore.

I was melting my oil/coolant lines so I wrapped those in some heat wrap


Glad I caught it when I did!

The next thing is while boost wasn't working well before, I pulled the front apart to check timing, which was off by a god damn tooth!!!! Me and timing clearly just don't get along, however while I was in there I noticed a pool of coolant in the crank pulley, so I figure time to take it all apart.

Took water pump off noticed 1 bolt broke so fixed that then reset timing, went for a drive...

: 3gears: damn

Also got these in the mail..


Also got something on the way from Speedworksgarage excited about it all!!!
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Went out last night with a buddy of mine just taking the car through its paces.

Start to head home and the bolts holding my crank either did 1 of 3 things. Vibrated themselves loose, sheered completely off, or a combination of them both.

We were going about 80 and just see sparks fly out from under my car and battery light came on. That's the bad news

The good news, I found the crank pulley, and all the components somehow, the key was the main concern, it actually was fine.


The aftermath, still in time, key looks fine, it I will replace it anyways just to be safe. I feel very lucky considering. Pulley itself is pretty beat up, but actually looks usable will clean up the rough edges. Next go around I will get stronger bolts and lock tite the bolts in so I won't have to worry about this again.


Tow truck driver was a cool guy, seems like he has picked up his fair share of lower cars he was ready with the wood



That's it for now, just continues ha.
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Welp got some more good news going on here.

After that little mishap I got some OEM crank bolts just to be safe, used some blue loctite and put them in. Any rough edges on the crank pulley I smoothed out a bit, until the one I bought comes in.

But Brutus is back up and running again.


Also went ahead and put my Jass Performance lights in.

**** those, I got 2 out the other 6 I just drilled out and turned the bolt loose.




Got them in, and just adjusted them a bit to go up and down all the way.

Put the lids on and kept going


I was going to go to a place to make my straight pipe but ran out of time, it's the ladies b day so working on the car easily comes second today... I'll get it done tomorrow

I did go to discount tire too and got my tire patched, debating getting new tires but we shall see, many things I want to do just no rush I got forever to do it all

But while I was under the car checking lengths for the straight pipe, I noted why I caught air when my crank pulley fell off.. It was vertical and went right under my frame rail... Thank god those are ok but 1 side is beat up bad.


Ripped a giant hole in the frame.. So need to get that taken care of well, don't want any extra stuff going in there.


That's it for now, just playing with tunerstudio and the tru boost, just trying to make sure I can floor it without shooting to 15psi and such. But loving this car every time I sit in it, take it down the street just amazing!
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Holy ****. That frame rail is from the pulley? One in a million chance. Go buy a lotto ticket stat.
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And stay away from thunderstorms. That's freaky.
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Holy ****. That frame rail is from the pulley? One in a million chance. Go buy a lotto ticket stat.
Yup, you see those 2 lines cut into the frame rail... That's the pully, and why the pully was all chewed up!... Gonna talk to ken and see what can be done with getting 1 new one.
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ouch, bad luck after so much work put into the car. Hopefully you get it all sorted out quicly
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ouch, bad luck after so much work put into the car. Hopefully you get it all sorted out quicly
Ya it's all good, I'll take it down to my local shop and have them weld the ripped sit after I pull it back out but regardless if anyone ever thought to ask can the crank pulley hold the weight of half the car.... The answer is yes ha
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It looks like you figured out not to let autotune tune your idle, but rather to do it by hand.

It appears that this has been a great learning experience for you. Are you planning to do some track days soon?
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That is the perfect storm of "what the ****" with your frame rail...I can just imagine looking under your car and thinking...wait...what????
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It looks like you figured out not to let autotune tune your idle, but rather to do it by hand.

It appears that this has been a great learning experience for you. Are you planning to do some track days soon?
Indeed I have, it is interesting though, which I'm sure it has to do with my clutch release point, if I don't have the clutch pushed in all the way at idle the car thinks it's stalling so adds fuel, but if it's pushed in all the way it's at 14.7ish. I do want to do some track days here's for sure just want to do a couple extra things before I head out there, like get some fresh tires cause mine are getting pretty icy when hitting turns hard.


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That is the perfect storm of "what the ****" with your frame rail...I can just imagine looking under your car and thinking...wait...what????
Exactly my thoughts, it makes sense but the luck I have to have for a pulley to literally run vertical alllll the way down my frame rail, like what!!! How does that even happen. I tell you what though without that frame rail on I'm sure it would have went through the floor, so I am thankful 1 I can drive still, 2 it's not as bad as it could be.

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Got around to putting the bikini top on finally.... Basically used contact cement and just clamped the areas down for about 20 mins seemed to do the trick.



Just need some Velcro for a couple of things and it will be done!

Also got the interior door panels wrapped in suede like material, need to get a door pull but that's soon enough
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